Scam Alert: Beware of Fake Caller from the Social Security Administration

(September 12, 2018) The EPD wants to make area citizens aware of an attempt to defraud individuals and attempt to get access to personal identifiers 

Citizens are receiving a phone call where the caller states that they are from the Social Security Administration. The fake caller then tells the individual that they must confirm their name and social security number for their records or their benefits will be discontinued.

A similar scam has occurred where the thief asks the person that they called if they have received their new Medicaid card and then tries to get the person to provide their personal identifiers that the thief would use to set up fake accounts.

If anyone receives any unsolicited calls of this nature, requesting some form of payment for a product or a service, or a request to provide names, birthdates, and/or Social Security numbers they should hang up and not engage in any conversation.

Legitimate government agencies will not place a call to a citizen requesting personal identifiers.